Architects in action

Whether it’s working with mayors, collaborating with filmmakers or tackling key issues like rising water, natural disasters, sustainability and housing, architects are leading the way.

AIA Film Challenge
Enter for your chance to win $5000 and a New York screening.

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Civic I/O at SXSW
Architects and mayors came together to imagine the cities of the future.

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Civic Leaders
Get connected with architects in your city.

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Support Puerto Rico
Learn about architects’ partnerships with community organizations in Puerto Rico and donate.

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News & stories

Inclusive communities need to be designed that way

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell

The various spaces that make up a city— from our schools and hospitals to government buildings and cultural institutions — all shape our way of life. Civic leaders are responsible for ensuring public welfare, and a safe, comfortable built environment supports that mission.

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Giving new life to historic buildings leads to happier, healthier cities

By Kathleen M. O’Donnell

Almost every city in America has a historic building awaiting a rebirth. Whether it’s a 300-year-old church, a 19th century warehouse, or even a 1950’s gas station, there is potential for great new spaces in your community.

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How architects can help communities recover from disasters

By Steve Cimino

When Hurricane Katrina made landfall in August of 2005, it quickly became a force unparalleled in the history of modern disasters. Roughly 850,000 homes were destroyed or damaged, leaving countless residents with nowhere to go.

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